Corten steel is an innovative material that has been making its way into outdoor design for a number of years thanks to its vintage look, which is in keeping with the industrial style decoration movement.
Its main specificity is that it is a living material that changes its appearance in contact with its environment. Steel is basically raw and unoxidised, grey in colour. In contact with its environment (humidity, sun and bad weather), a patina with a rusty appearance will appear on its entire surface.
To accelerate the oxidation process, which can take several months, salt water can be sprayed on the steel. The alternation of humidity and drying will accelerate the process. For an even faster result, hydrochloric acid can also be applied.
Corten steel is an innovative material with many advantages: